Definition of minor league in English:

minor league

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  • 1A league below the level of the major league in a professional sport, especially baseball.
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    • An equally interesting but seldom reported story is the adventure of breaking into professional baseball in the minor leagues.
    • The topics of discussion will include college, minor league, and major league baseball.
    • The draft was taking players from the big leagues and the minor leagues.
  • 1.1 [as modifier] Insignificant; small-time: a minor-league villain
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    • This is for all those nights in two-bit minor-league towns, for all the times he was told he wasn't good enough.
    • Liar-liar works magnificently against the TV rookie, the minor-league humanities professor blinking into the camera from a remote studio in the Midwest.
    • It's okay to be wrong when you're an assistant professor and minor-league blogger like myself; the rules are different when you are the president of a university.



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  • In the two trades, Oakland received a total of three minor-leaguers.
  • In return, you demand hot minor-leaguers who will one day develop into stars and lead you to future pennants.
  • Maybe the Yanks do have some insight into the minor-leaguers who can help them after all?

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